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Around the world, movie titles are changed to make them more relevant or acceptable to local audiences. Translations are not always direct, so beware "false friends" when playing these quizzes!
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13 Titles in Translation quizzes and 135 Titles in Translation trivia questions.
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Marilyn Monroe's "Con faldas y a lo loco" is one of this actress's most well-known films. Which one is it?




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trivia quiz  A Film by Any Other Name... Editor choice cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, jmorrow, Apr 23 12

Some English-language films are released in different countries with different English titles. This quiz covers 10 examples. Don't worry about foreign languages; none of these questions deal with translations of English movie titles into other languages.
Tough
jmorrow editor
5586 plays
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trivia quiz  When In Rome View As The Romans View 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, darksplash, Feb 03 20

Kyle The Kennel Boy spent a very wet weekend in Rome recently. To get out of the rain, he went to the cinema. All the movies were in Italian. From the synopses given, work the titles back to English.
Very Easy
darksplash gold member
Feb 03 20
393 plays
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trivia quiz  Movie Titles In Spanish 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Aug 19 08

Planning what movies to watch on TV here in Spain can be a bit of a puzzle some days. Quite often the Spanish title bears little resemblance to the original. Sometimes a dictionary helps! Can you plan your viewing? (Titles may differ in South America.)
Difficult
spanishliz editor
4059 plays
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trivia quiz  Movie Titles Translated To Spanish 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Yoritomo, Jul 19 14

You have to match the titles of movies in Spanish with their original English titles... It's harder than it seems!
Average
Yoritomo
2616 plays
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trivia quiz  American Classic Film Titles in French 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, ngpas, Nov 24 10

Can you match the French title of each movie to its original English title?
Easy
ngpas
1695 plays
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trivia quiz  More Movie Titles In Spanish 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Aug 19 08

You are given the title of a movie *as listed in a Spanish TV guide*, the year and the names of two stars. Your task is to decide which movies you would see if you chose the ones listed. Knowledge of Spanish is not always an asset!
Difficult
spanishliz editor
2244 plays
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trivia quiz  What Film Lurks behind this Italian Title? 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, zordy, Apr 14 19

In Italy we not only dub movies, but in translating titles we take liberties, often with funny results.
Average
zordy gold member
Apr 14 19
252 plays
8.
trivia quiz  It's Called What? cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, skunkee, Mar 25 10

Sometimes the translation of a movie title to another language (and then back again into English) doesn't always capture the same flavor as the Hollywood release. Sometimes titles are simply changed for release in different countries.
Easy
skunkee editor
993 plays
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trivia quiz  Hitchcock Film Titles in French 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, ngpas, Aug 22 12

Movie and book titles in English often take on a different meaning when translated in another language. I've seen most of Alfred Hitchcock's movies in French. Can you match some of them with their original English titles?
Easy
ngpas
1215 plays
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trivia quiz  Alfredo Hitchcock 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, kaberi, Sep 28 10

Identify the Hitchcock movie from the Spanish title and a brief description in English. If your Spanish isn't strong, you may still get some help from a careful examination of key words. Buena suerte! (Good luck!)
Easy
kaberi
933 plays
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trivia quiz  Amusing Movie Titles Lost in Translation 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, dericpw, Aug 16 12

See if you can match the Chinese translation to the English language movie title.
Difficult
dericpw
1005 plays
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trivia quiz  Movies That Lose Something In the Translation 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, Pixidust2002, Apr 27 16

This is about the alternate titles well-known movies were given when they played in non-English speaking countries. The new titles had to be more suitable to attract the local audiences... not sure how though, you'll see what I mean :0)
Very Difficult
Pixidust2002
Apr 27 16
948 plays
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trivia quiz  German Movie Titles 15 questions
Difficult, 15 Qns, PearlQ19, Aug 19 08

Hi! I'll give you the title of a movie, you'll have to guess how our German producers named it. Sometimes they translated the title, or they didn't change it at all - or they gave the movie a completely different name...
Difficult
PearlQ19 gold member
513 plays
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